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'It's time to repeal prohibition' on Macs in the enterprise





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According to Forrester research, Mac business users are more productive than their PC counterparts, because MacBook laptops from Apple tend to be more reliable and require less maintenance than PCs. Forrester issued a new report entitled "People are Bringing Macs to Work - It's Time to Repeal Prohibition" in order to encourage companies to support Apple hardware in the workplace.

Although the use of Mac in enterprises is increasing, approximately 41 percent of companies that took part in the research do not officially allow their employees to use Mac. Of course, users find ways how bypass company restrictions and use their Mac at work.

Moreover, Mac sales in the enterprise sector have seen a huge spike in 2011. In May, Apple announced that corporate Mac sales grew by 66 percent. But sales of iOS products are more significant. 93 percent of Fortune 500 companies are deploying or testing the iPhone, while 90 percent are doing the same for the iPad.

   

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, October 28th, 2011. 13:06

Hackers have successfully made iPhone 4S jailbreak



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iPhone DevTeam member MuscleNerd recently tweeted that iPhone 4S jailbreak was finally made:

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VERY preliminary 4S JB: http://twitpic.com/76vcp4 http://twitpic.com/76vct2 (Huge missing pieces prevent public release. LOTS of work left)

This is just a first step, and as MuscleNerd said there's a lot of work left to do. So don't expect to see new utility anytime soon. But this is still great news.

Take a look at the screenshots with terminal and Cydia running on iPhone 4S:


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Apple Looking to Launch Siri-Enabled Television Set by 2013



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Nick Bilton at the New York Times is pretty sure that Apple is building a television set. It is believed that the TV set will include Siri voice recognition service. Apple could announce the new set by the end of 2012 with public reliance in 2013. Anonymous sources say that an Apple television is a "guaranteed product for Apple" because "Steve thinks the industry is totally broken."

The rumors about Apple’s television set have been circulating for years, perhaps as far back as 2007, since the launch of the first iPhone. Some days ago we reported that Apple now is making prototypes of the Apple TV.

It’s the stuff of science fiction. You sit on your couch and rather than fumble with several remotes or use hand gestures, you simply talk: “Put on the last episode of Gossip Girl.” “Play the local news headlines.” “Play some Coldplay music videos.” Siri does the rest.

As the line between television programming and Web content continues to erode, a Siri-powered television would become more necessary. You aren’t going to want to flip through file folders or baskets of content, checking off what you want. Telling Siri to “play videos of cute cats falling asleep” would return an endless YouTube stream of adorable napping fur balls.

Bilton also reports that Apple still has “quite a bit of work to do on the project.” But the launch of the new Apple’s television set is just a matter of time.

   

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Friday, October 28th, 2011. 10:54

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak iPad 1 Using RedSn0w 0.9.9b5 (Mac OS) [iOS 5]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform tethered jailbreak of your first generation iPad on iOS 5 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.9b5 for Mac OS X.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run redsn0w.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak iPad 1 Using RedSn0w 0.9.9b6 (Windows) [iOS 5]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform tethered jailbreak of your first generation iPad on iOS 5 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.9b6 for Windows.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run redsn0w.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w 0.9.9b5 (Mac OS) [iOS 5]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform tethered jailbreak of your iPod Touch 4G on iOS 5 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.9b5 for Mac OS X.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run redsn0w.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak iPod Touch 3G Using RedSn0w 0.9.9b5 (Mac OS) [iOS 5]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform tethered jailbreak of your iPod Touch 3G on iOS 5 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.9b5 for Mac OS X.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run redsn0w.


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Apple exploring 3D gestures to control devices from a distance



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Apple is rumored to be interested in new ways of interacting with devices. The company is known to exploring hand gestures to navigate and control a video recording system without touching anything. As reported, apple filed a patent application entitled "Real Time Video Process Control Using Gestures." In the application they mentioned hand gestures that can be performed without touching the device, allowing to remotely control and editing video recordings on a mobile device. Moreover, a user can perform such gestures in either two or three dimensions. Such gestures could be registered through infrared sensors, optical sensors, or other methods

"As with the touch based gestures applied on or near the touch sensitive input device, the hand gestures can be interpreted to provide instructions for real time processing of the video by the video capture device," the filing reads.

   

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Thursday, October 27th, 2011. 22:22

Adobe Releases Carousel Apps For iOS And Mac



In early September, Adobe announced a new online service named Carousel for managing photos and today the company launched native Mac and iOS clients for this service. The apps allow managing and syncing all your photos across Macs and iOS devices via the cloud.


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Thursday, October 27th, 2011. 20:10

Bloomberg TV App Allows Any iPad Holders To Watch Live Broadcast



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Unlike many its competitors, Bloomberg TV has offered its live broadcast in a Bloomberg TV+ app. The company announced that live broadcast would be available to all iPad owners on a subscription-free basis.


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Thursday, October 27th, 2011. 19:05

LG and Samsung Still Struggling with 'Retina' iPad 3 Display



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CNET reports that LG Display and Samsung are still struggling for the opportunity to become supplier of displays for the iPad 3 that is rumored to be launched next year. Sources have claimed that Apple is planning a 2048 x 1536 display for the device, double that of the current iPad in each dimension.

But whether manufacturers can make them in volumes that Apple demands is the question. "They have production plans for 2,048x1,536 displays. Starting in November. But those are only plans at this point," said the source, referring to LG and Samsung.

"It's not a question of making just one. That, of course, can be done. The challenge is making lots of them," the source said. "This is a quantum leap in pixel density. This hasn't been done before."

Apple was said to plan the launch of the iPad 3 later this year, but it had to push the release back to 2012. The main problem for the company was display production.

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, October 27th, 2011. 16:31

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w 0.9.9b6 (Windows) [iOS 5]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform tethered jailbreak of your first generation iPod Touch 4G on iOS 5 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.9b6 for Windows.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run redsn0w.


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Apple's 2011 Annual Report: More Hiring, More Sales, No Dividends Coming



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Yesterday Apple filled its 2011 annual report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The report includes several interesting facts about company:

  • Apple now has 60,400 employees comparing with 46,600 employees last year. 36,000 employees work in the retail division of the company.
  • Apple enlarged number of stores up to 357. In this year the company opened 40 additional stores. The average number of employees per store grew from 83.6 to 100.8.
  • The company spent $933 million on advertising, enlarged number of investment into research and development up to $2.4 billion.
  • Apple also mentioned some risk factors for investors:  "if [Apple] is found to have infringed on intellectual property rights", "support from third-party software developers", "the Company’s ability to obtain components in sufficient quantities", and numerous more.
  • As of September 24, 2011 Apple has 13.2 million square feet of building space, among them about 7.0 million square feet are leased building space.
   

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, October 27th, 2011. 14:28

Apple Building Solar Farm at North Carolina Data Center



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According to the Charlotte Observer, Apple has quietly begun building a solar farm at its massive new data centre in Maiden, North Carolina. The new solar farm is said to generate a large amount of power for the facility. Although building permits have yet to be submitted to Catawba County officials, the County has given Apple permission to reshape the slope in preparation of the solar farm.

Apple has quietly begun work on a solar farm that apparently could help power its sprawling data center in southern Catawba County.

Permits issued by Catawba County show that the Cupertino, Calif., company has been approved to reshape the slope of some of the 171 acres of vacant land it owns on Startown Road, opposite the data center, in preparation of building a solar farm.

The Hickory Daily Record confirms that the plot is indeed across the street from the data center and not far from residential houses. Nearby residents haven’t exactly been thrilled with the land work being done. To clear the land, Apple uses fires that cause significant amount of smoke that is drifting into the houses.


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Thursday, October 27th, 2011. 11:28

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak iPod Touch 3G Using RedSn0w 0.9.9b6 (Windows) [iOS 5]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform tethered jailbreak of your first generation iPod Touch 3G on iOS 5 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.9b6 for Windows.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run redsn0w.


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